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Looking to support small business this Christmas? We’re about to make it really easy


We came across a meme on Instagram recently and it said something along the lines of ‘when you buy from a small business, an actual person does a happy dance’ and it just *really* sparked some big emotions in our team.



Y’see we’ve done that happy dance and we still do that happy dance every time someone invests in our services. Honestly? We’ll never stop doing that little happy dance, cus’ those hard earned dollars that you invest with us online are literally what keeps this here TDP ship afloat.



So, we wanted to call on the power of our TDP community this Christmas and ask that you shop locally and support small business this Christmas. 2020 and the dreaded C word has impacted so many of our favourite local businesses and seeing business owners closing their doors because of the financial and emotional impact of Covid, truly breaks out hearts.


If you can’t afford to shop locally? There’s so much you can do that requires a $0 spend.


  • Follow, like and share their social posts 
  • Leave a positive review online 
  • Tell your friends and family about them
  • Drop them a kind message on social media


But if you can shop locally, we promise you in return you will have a special gift that will bring big smiles on Christmas morning. And someone, somewhere will be doing a big ol’ happy dance. To us? That little happy dance is the greatest gift of all. 


Here’s a few of our favourite small businesses to help you get started on that Christmas wishlist.



Bon Maxie


Bon Maxie is our go-to brand for clever accessories and we’re currently obsessing over their Mighty Mini Wallets. The hardest part? Choosing a colour. The easiest part? Gifting to your friend, sister, mum, colleagues, girlfriend, second cousin twice removed… whoever it is, this one’s a guaranteed Christmas winner.


Bon Maxies mighty mini wallets



Luxe Baby Love



Le sigh. We couldn’t love Luxe Baby Love any more if we tried! Think handcrafted, beautiful children’s decor and interior pieces that are handmade lovingly to bring joy to Mums everywhere.



Luxe baby love






Go green this Christmas by gifting #clothingwithaconcience from one of our favourite sustainable brands, Fabrik. Can’t decide? We don’t blame you. Let them choose with a Fabrik Gift Card available here.


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This one’s for the stationery-lover in your life! Padtastic is one of our favourite local businesses for delightful paper goods. You can even personalise your order by adding a name, quote or funny pun to make it extra special. Find the perfect personalised gift right on over here


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Jericho Road



Jericho Road is one of Cherie’s all-time favourite brands, she even set up an alarm to snap up a piece from their new ‘Spot On’ collection #truestory. Owned by two sisters who are every bit as sunshine-y as the prints they design, you’re going to want to snap up something real quick before they reach sold out status online. Treat yourself or someone special here


Image of the Jericho road team



Ziggy & The Sun



Looking for something you can lounge in on Christmas morning but also dress up for that special Christmas event? Enter, Ziggy and the Sun. If you’re looking for comfortable, beautiful pieces that will spark joy for many seasons to come, these all-natural designs are your best bet for Christmas. Shop here




Jacqueline Evans Skincare



We blame Covid for everything that has gone wrong this year, especially when it comes to our skin ageing about 87+ years *sighs*. From masks to over-sanitising, there’s never been a better time to get some nourishing goodness back into your skincare routine. Treat yourself to our favourite nourishing, plant-based skincare by Jacqueline Evans or spoil your nearest and dearest with their skin packs for Christmas.





Sara Sidari



We have nothing but heart eyes for Sara Sidari’s dreamy collection of homewares and custom illustrations. This Melbourne architecture graduate is making big waves in the design world and she’s just released 2021 gift packs that are wrapped and ready to be delivered just in time for Christmas. We’ve already hit checkout on ours and we think you might love it every bit as much as we do. Check out the range here





R2 Designs



Consider your Christmas gift hunt officially over! We guarantee you will find something pretty magic to pop under the tree over at R2 Designs. This store stocks some of our favourite Australian brands and they just got a fresh delivery from Rachel Castle and Things, need we say more? Get your gift on here





Juno Boutique



Half the fun of Christmas is finding that *perfect* gift for the little elf in your life. Juno Boutique is a literal kids wonderland and will be your one-stop-shop for the sweetest children’s gifts under the sun. *Warning* you’ll end up wishing everything came in adult sizes. Shop the range here








Pssst.. this list could have gone on and on [and on some more] but we’ve got a word count to stick to! So, if you want to see more of our favourite local businesses check out who we’re following on the ‘Gram and drop them a bit of extra love this Christmas. We promise it will mean a whole lot of happy dances and that’s exactly what we need this year.